At the mention of “mens underwear” most people picture white briefs, old-fashioned long-johns, or perhaps some boxers with a fun pattern on them. I have to start by telling you that knowing your skin is the first step to a beautiful and healthy skin. We cannot pick the correct skin care regimen without this knowledge. There are four general types of skin: dry, which is generally manifested by a lack of shine, has fine pores, and it has the tendency to develop early wrinkles; oily, which is exactly the opposite, having extra shine and dilated pores, but without the proper skin care regimen, it can develop blackheads, acne and other problems; normal skin is the dreamy skin just perfect and with a balanced grade of hydration; sensitive skin is not that uncommon, and without the correct skin care regimen can lead to serious skin problems where you least want them. This type of skin has reddish appearance, it may itch, peel, and it feels very tight. Finally mix skin, which combine one or various types of skin in different parts of the face generally on the “T” zone (forehead, nose and shin). Dumile Feni was born in Worcester in Western Cape in South Africa at a time not known exactly. It is thought to have been between 1939 and 1944. South Africa was still marked by apartheid imposed by a white-minority government and maintained in the face of opposition by force and violence. Exfoliate skin regularly with a natural exfoliant such as glycolic acid to remove dead skin cells, balance oil production and reduce the appearance of enlarged pores. Just like when one speaks about ancient beginnings and dwelling of the Africans in South Africa, “oral traditions provide information going back as early as 300 B.C., up to the sixteenth Century(when the Europeans came into South Africa), and subsequent centuries, that this data needs to utilized by the writers of African South African History, and begin to learn what South African History is ‘really’ about. This is what the first Hub has dealt with as much thoroughly as possible: “South African Culture, Customs and Practices Writ Large: Re-Morphed Cutlrual Renaissance against Dysfunctional Existence.” This Hub mentioned will be posted following this one, but it is the first Hub and this one I am presently onto is a sequel to it. In contemporary Native American literature, authors merge tribal and personal memories because the assimilation of Native American life into the fabric of American culture came with conveniences, hardships, and many ideological contradictions; ultimately, the modern Native American has found it difficult to find solace in the industrialized United States because it is constantly at odds with Native American tradition, of which the latter in its purest form had dissolved by the advent of the 20th century. In fact, at the advent of the 20th century, Native American literature acquired motifs of cultural dislocation and alienation which would become an enduring and reoccurring theme (Hoxie, 1996). For instance, in Vizenor’s Measuring My Blood,â€ the mixed-blood becomes a postmodern liberatory space in which contradictory histories and languages can create a trickster discourseâ€ (Hoxie, 1996). Ultimately, this means his fiction resembles the disturbing, disrupting, and challenging aspects of postmodernity in relation to the plurality of contexts that construct Native American identity.
An equally puzzling instance is that of J.D. Fage, whose essay “The Development of African Historiography” also forms part of volume one of Unesco General History of Africa , neglects to mention A.H.M. Jones’ contribution to the emergence of African historiography. But then, there are many things Fage does not mention or does not seem to know, in spite of the fact that in some European liberal circles he is taunted as one of the leading scholars of African history. Lately, there has been a lot of buzz within the health and beauty world about vitamins. Vitamin creams, drinks, and shakes seem to be on every street corner. Is there any validity to these bold vitamin claims? Believe it or not, vitamins may be more powerful than you think. You see, your skin will immediately respond to your body. Confused? Let’s break this process down just a bit more. 1898 The Orange Free State Bantu Football Club tours England, becoming the first South African team to play in Europe. Brazilian Catholicism has always coexistedâ€” generally in relative harmonyâ€”with other religions including those of the nation’s indigenous people, African religions brought to Brazil by slaves, European spiritism, and various Protestant denominations. Until the 18th century the image of Africans was generally positive. They were farmers and cattle-breeders; they had industries, arts and crafts, governments and commerce. In addition, Africans had immunities to Old World diseases. They were better laborers and they had nowhere to escape to once transplanted to the New World. The colonists themselves came to believe that they could not survive without Africans. The designer wears are in demand because no one wants to wear the garments that are not branded. The social hierarchy and pecking order lay it down that to be someone or something, you have to be dressed to the nines. If you are not sporting designer wear you might just as well be wearing rags. Designer wear gives you a uniquely conformal look so that you can impress people because they are impressed only by good, smart looks that match expectations and not by dowdy looks. That’s the unwritten law. Men should look for clothes that have simple design or prints. Simplicity is pure beauty in this case. Make your selection of prints that have no more than three shades of color. You can add other accessories such as wrist watch, a necklace and a belt to add more shades on your dress. Tryout collared shirts and simple jeans if you prefer casual outfits. What Am I saying? Well, we have a culture that is still there and alive, if we put our minds to it, respect and recognize it-it will serve our needs and interests. Identifying and making concrete assertions and presenting what we are talking about in our culture in clear terms is the goal. Yes, Math and science, geography are important as education. Culture is no less important and it is something that ought to be studied and practiced by Africans here in South Africa.
Japan is another country worth further study as their idea of National Identity borders on obsessive. The Japanese society which dates back to BCE dates has spent more energy, manpower, and time in their struggle to break free from the yoke of Chinese cultural influence. Geographically Japan is part of the Pacific Rim, but because it is an island, has made the cultural impact of the Orient less evident. History shows us that the National Identity of Japan was closely related to ethnicity and their isolation from the rest of the world made it possible. For a thousand years, the cultural practices and lifestyles of the Japanese people existed with a high degree of stability, steeped heavy in tradition and honor. World War II and its aftermath saw a shift in Japanese National Identity with post-war industrialization, the importation of foreign workers, and many other outside influences dramatically changed the nation. Formerly most Japanese people saw themselves as superior to anyone else in the world and considered Westerner’s as barbaric and primitive that is until they were summarily defeated with superior technology by America. After the war ended, Japan was left in shambles most of the industries and transportation networks in all the large cities were destroyed or severely damaged. The citizens were faced with severe food shortage for years following the war, the casualties of the nuclear bombs were massive, and the long-term impact of the radiation would haunt them seemingly forever. The economy was almost totally paralyzed from the destruction and the black market coupled with runaway inflation loomed heavy. The once proud National Identity of the Japanese people was destroyed and it was obvious that if it re-emerged, it would not resemble that of the past. Historians will say that with huge levels of government intervention that the National Identity has been restored but only on a symbolic front. Yes, the age old needâ€ to be free from Chinese influence was felt as recently as three years ago with anti-Japan protests in China over territorial disputes being countered in Japan with a disdainful look; again exhibiting that superiority from their history while watching the barbarians loot and destroy. Now however, Japan is more influenced by the Western world than the Orient and less Japaneseâ€ than ever, with many blaming American influence. A recent surge in nationalism has given rise to more questions instead of answers. The laser-like focus by the Japanese in their pursuit of progress seems to be on a collision course with the way of the Samurai and Western icons and cultural symbols will certainly be part of the conflict.